Walthamstow's MP suggested an amendment to the forthcoming Bill of Rights to make abortion a constitutional right for women.

The Labour MP spoke in a debate prompted by the US supreme court last week overturning Roe v Wade decision giving the right of women there to have an abortion.

She later told the national Guardian newspaper she would table an amendment to the forthcoming Bill of Rights.

Conservative MP for Devizes Danny Kruger had told the Commons he would “probably disagree” with other MPs about the US Supreme Court decision.

He said: “They think that women have an absolute right to bodily autonomy in this matter, whereas I think in the case of abortion that right is qualified by the fact that another body is involved.”

Ms Creasy later told Mr Kruger that abortion was “fundamentally for many of us a human rights issue”, adding: “Currently in the UK, only women in Northern Ireland have their constitutional right to an abortion protected as a human right, but we can change that and that is what this place and this urgent question can do today.

“So I ask the minister a direct and simple question: If an amendment is tabled to the forthcoming Bill of Rights by those of us who recognise this will be a conscience issue, and so a free vote, to protect a woman’s right to choose for every single woman in the United Kingdom, will she join me in voting for it?”

Foreign Office minister Amanda Milling said she would not “pre-empt” amendments to future legislation.